Dundalk vs Drogheda United Prediction 12.07.2024

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  • Competition: League of Ireland Premier Division
  • Date: Friday, 12th, July 2024
  • Kickoff: 19:45 UTC +1 / 20.45 CEST
  • Venue: Oriel Park (Dundalk)

Oriel Park will host a clash between two of the most struggling sides in the League of Ireland Premier Division as Dundalk takes on Drogheda United on Friday evening.

Dundalk have solidified their position in the danger zone after enduring a dry spell recently, coming away empty-handed in three of their last four top-division outings, including back-to-back scoreless defeats to Waterford and Shamrock Rovers. Although they were unstoppable on Irish soil just a few years ago, clinching the national championship title five times in a six-year span between 2013 and 2019, the Railwaymen have since experienced a razor-sharp decline in form, casting doubt on their 11-year tenure.

Since earning promotion back to the top flight in the 2019-20 campaign, Drogheda Utd have continuously flirted with danger, but have always managed to find a way to stave off relegation. This time, however, the situation is different for the Claret and Blue Army, as they are entrenched at the bottom of the division with 17 points collected, nine fewer than the Bohemians who are the first team above the drop zone, and with two extra matches played, meaning their gap from safety could potentially widen.

Dundalk vs Drogheda Utd Betting Tips: DUNDALK TO WIN

Although it is a high-stakes showdown between the relegation-threatened duo, Dundalk have a decent chance of emerging victorious in Friday's contest. Namely, returning home certainly offers optimistic signals for the Railwaymen, who have earned 74% of their points this term at their Oriel Park, posting eight shuthouts from their last nine home fixtures. What will also be music to DFC's ears is that their upcoming opponent Drogheda arrives in utter disarray, enduring a rotten run of nine league matches without a win (D3 L6) since running out 2-1 winners over Dundalk back in early May. 

Even worse, the Claret and Blue Army have been terrible travelers iin the current campaign, failling to win any of their 11 away trips in the Irish top division, picking up just three points. One of the main culprits behind their disastrous results on the road has been their defensive fragility, conceding a staggering 14 goals in their last four away outings, each culminating in heavy defeats. Based on all this, it's hard to see how Drogheda could unsettle Dundalk, especially considering they've had a tough time at Oriel Park recently, where they have lost four out of their last five H2H visits. Therefore, there are strong grounds to back the Friday hosts.

Dundalk vs Drogheda United FC Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Drogheda United FC

    2 : 1

    Dundalk

    Premier Division

  2. Dundalk

    0 : 0

    Drogheda United FC

    Premier Division

  3. Dundalk

    1 : 2

    Drogheda United FC

    Leinster Senior Cup

  4. Dundalk

    3 : 1

    Drogheda United FC

    Premier Division

  5. Drogheda United FC

    1 : 2

    Dundalk

    Premier Division

Dundalk

Dundalk team news

Having been sidelined for two and three matches respectively, standard duo Andrew Boyle and James Gullan will have to be assessed ahead of Friday's clash with basement boys Drogheda as there are doubts they are not fit enough to take part.

Dara Keane is guaranteed to be left out of the squad for the upcoming league clash, as the 25-year-old midfielder is still recovering from an injury sustained in late April during his side's 2-0 victory over Bohemians.

Last matches of Dundalk

  1. Shamrock Rovers

    1 : 0

    Dundalk

    Premier Division

  2. Dundalk

    0 : 2

    Waterford

    Premier Division

  3. Dundalk

    1 : 0

    Sligo Rovers

    Premier Division

  4. Shelbourne

    1 : 0

    Dundalk

    Premier Division

  5. St. Patrick`s Athletic

    2 : 3

    Dundalk

    Premier Division

Dundalk lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Ross Munro

Defenders

  • 28

    Bobby Faulkner

  • 13

    Zak Johnson

  • 4

    Andy Boyle

Midfielders

  • 40

    Jad Hakiki

  • 8

    Robbie Benson

  • 21

    Paul Doyle

  • 26

    Sean Keogh

  • 23

    John Mountney

Forwards

  • 24

    Eoin Kenny

  • 7

    Daryl Horgan

Drogheda United FC

Drogheda United team news

In addition to grappling with form issues, Drogheda United are coping with a lengthy list of unavailable players, including first-choice goalkeeper Jethren Barr, alongside Aaron McNally, Gary Deegan, and second-top scorer Zishim Bawa, all sidelined due to injuries.

The Claret and Blue Army's frontline will receive a boost with the return of top scorer Frantz Pierrot, who missed last week's 1-1 draw against league leaders Shelbourne due to a one-match suspension.

Last matches of Drogheda United FC

  1. Drogheda United FC

    1 : 1

    Shelbourne

    Premier Division

  2. Derry City

    5 : 1

    Drogheda United FC

    Premier Division

  3. Galway United

    3 : 0

    Drogheda United FC

    Premier Division

  4. Drogheda United FC

    0 : 0

    St. Patrick`s Athletic

    Premier Division

  5. Sligo Rovers

    2 : 1

    Drogheda United FC

    Premier Division

Drogheda United FC lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Andrew Wogan

Defenders

  • 15

    David Webster

  • 4

    Andrew Quinn

  • 23

    Conor Kane

  • 2

    Elicha Ahui

Midfielders

  • 10

    Douglas James-Taylor

  • 11

    Adam Foley

  • 24

    Warren Davis

  • 7

    Darragh Markey

  • 6

    Jack Keaney

Forwards

  • 21

    Luke Heeney

4 Reasons why we expect Dundalk to Win

  1. Dundalk have won half of their six home matches.
  2. Drogheda have gone winless in their last nine divisional matches (D3 L6).
  3. Drogheda have suffered four straight losses on the road, conceding 14 times in that span.
  4. Dundalk have defeated Drogheda in four out of their last five encounters at Oriel Park.

Main prediction Dundalk - Drogheda United FC

Dundalk to win

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57% winrate

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Dundalk vs Drogheda United - FAQ

? Where to watch?

The match between these teams will be broadcast on LOI TV (Irl)

? Who is Dundalk's player to watch?

With five goals and one assist, James Gullan is Dundalk's top scorer.

? Who is Drogheda's player to watch?

Involved in six goals for Drogheda this season (4G 2A), Evan Weir has emerged as his team's most productive player.